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‘Somewhere in the world … Someone misquoted Shakespeare. i can sense it’: tom Hiddleston Performing the Shakespearean online
A commonly used adjective to describe a certain type of actor or mode of performance, the concept of a ‘Shakespearean’ actor contains within it implicit value judgements of that actor/acting and often conjures popular ...
Adapting Coriolanus: Tom Hiddleston’s Body and Action Cinema
(Oxford University Press, 2014-08-15)
Despite a critical movement seen across the humanities described as the ‘corporeal turn’ (Elam 143) in Shakespeare studies alone, adaptation studies has been slow to situate the body as a site of major interpretive ...
Shakespearean Actors, Memes, Social Media and the Circulation of Shakespearean ‘Value’
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2016-03-24)
Anna Blackwell reflects on the impact of contemporary Shakespearean actors on popular conceptions of Shakespeare and his value, focusing as examples on actors Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch. She pays particular ...
Tweeting from the Grave: Shakespeare, Adaptation, and Social Media
In Spreadable Media Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green provide a revolutionary model of contemporary cultural practices, suggesting that older, top-down models of distribution are no longer viable. They argue that ...
'#DifferenceMakesUs': Selling Shakespeare Online (and the Commerce Platform Etsy)
(Edizioni Ca'Foscari, 2018-12)
The mission statement of the online creative commerce platform Etsy declares its commitment to “using the power of business to strengthen communities and empower people”. Among the many handmade and vintage items sold on ...
"How do I act so well?" The British "Shakespearean" Actor and Cultural Cachet
(Palgrave MacMillan, 2017-10)
This chapter on the cultural cachet of contemporary British performers commonly referred to as ‘Shakespearean’ actors, explores how such attribution relates to more traditional markers of esteem. It examines how the implied ...